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noun     copy pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a document, computer file, etc. that is exactly like the original one
    copy of:

    Please enclose a copy of your birth certificate.

    Keep back-up copies of all your computer files.

    make a copy (of something):

    I made copies of the report for the meeting.

    1. b.
      something that is deliberately made to look the same as something else

      It’s not a genuine Tudor table, but it’s a good copy.

  2. 2
    [countable] a single newspaper, book, CD, piece of software, etc., that is one of many that are all exactly the same

    Her first album sold 100,000 copies.

    copy of:

    Do you have a copy of yesterday’s newspaper?

  3. 3
    [uncountable] writing that is ready to be published in a newspaper or magazine

    Copy for our April issue must be submitted by March 20th.

    1. a.
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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